Fantastic Four

Year: 2005
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Director: Tim Story
Cast: Jessica Alba, Michael Chiklis, Julian McMahon, Ioan Gruffud, Chris Evans
I'm starting to think that if I have to sit through one more big screen comic book adaptation I'll scream.

They all have the same story, the only point of difference is ever the aesthetic and scripting skill the director and writer brings to it. Batman Begins is how to do it right. Fantastic Four is how to remake Catwoman, Hellboy, Daredevil and The Punisher over and over and over and over and over again.

Characters are introduced, a phenomenon brings on their powers, they struggle with their powers as they learn how to use them in various conveniently placed threats (a robbery, transport crash etc), the villain rises to challenge them, they adopt the position we all know them in from their comic - suited up in their costume, given their cool name, ready to fight crime, and that's it.

It's all so boring and has been done so many times, they're making it harder for the Sam Raimi's and Christopher Nolan's of the world who are interested in making original movies despite doing comic book hero films.

Five uninteresting people follow the exact story arc described above. The only potential upside is that we see Jessica Alba getting undressed, but wouldn't you know she plays the invisible bloody girl...

Give us a rest, we beg you.

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